Jack Russell History
Jack Russell Terriers originally are from England. The short legged Jack Russell Terrier was originally bred as a foxhunting dog. Because of their size, they can follow foxes into heavy brush or even underground. Jack Russell Terriers have small chests which allow them to follow their prey underground. Jack Russell dogs are considered part of the working group. Jack Russell terriers are usually White with Black and Tan markings. The name Jack Russell Terrier was given to these small terriers to differentiate them from larger worker terrier breeds. Jack Russell dogs are very popular as pet with equestrian enthusiasts. Jack Russell Terriers are known for their intelligence.
So You Want To Get A Jack Russell Terrier
If you are looking for a Jack Russell Terrier breeder that sells Jack Russell Terrier puppies the Jack Russell Terrier Club of America is a good place to start. They can suggest Jack Russell Terriers in almost every state including Texas. There are also Jack Russell rescues where you can adopt a Jack Russell Terrier. Jack Russell Terrier rescues can always use foster homes that meet the needs of the many Jack Russell Terriers. If you don’t want to adopt a Jack Russell you should consider being a foster care provider. There are always lots of Jack Russell Terriers who need good homes, even if they are only temporary.
Taking Care Of A Jack Russell Terrier
Jack Russell Terriers rescues are often full of dogs who were given up for adoption because their owners didn’t realize that a Jack Russell Terrier requires a lot of specialized care. If they don’t get enough exercise and mental stimulation Jack Russell Terriers can be destructive or aggressive. They will use their high intelligence levels to wreak havoc in the home if left alone for long periods of time. Jack Russells can be difficult to train. Jack Russells are very high-energy dogs and require a lot of exercise. Even though a Jack Russell puppy is adorable, they can be aggressive to smaller animals like cats, hamsters, rabbits and other pocket pets that are common in families. This is not too surprising because Jack Russell Terriers were bred to hunt small foxes, so it’s in their nature. If you have lots of pocket pets, a busy household, and not a lot of time a Jack Russell Terrier would probably not be the right dog for you. If you have a quiet house, lots of room and time to devote to a pet then a Jack Russell Terrier might be the perfect fit for you.